MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion Type Simple Reactions Chemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By Substrate Small-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:

Burkholderia sp. : fluoroacetate dehalogenase Inferred from experiment : fac-dex

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

Most BioCyc compounds have been protonated to a reference pH value of 7.3, and some reactions have been computationally balanced for hydrogen by adding free protons. Please see the PGDB Concepts Guide for more information.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Instance reaction:
chloroacetate + H2O → glycolate + chloride + H+ (

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: haloacetate dehalogenase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: monohaloacetate dehalogenase

Taxonomic Range: Bacteria

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): 21.655128 Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Citations: [Goldman65, Goldman66]

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Instance reaction of [a haloacetate + H2O = glycolate + a halide anion + H+] (
i1: chloroacetate + H2O → glycolate + chloride + H+ (

Unification Links: KEGG:R02336

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC: , ENZYME:EC: , IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:


Goldman65: Goldman P (1965). "The enzymatic cleavage of the carbon-fluorine bond in fluoroacetate." J Biol Chem 240;3434-8. PMID: 14321384

Goldman66: Goldman P, Milne GW (1966). "Carbon-fluorine bond cleavage. II. Studies on the mechanism of the defluorination of fluoroacetate." J Biol Chem 241(23);5557-9. PMID: 5928195

Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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